Julie A. Ask

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Julie serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. Julie's 25 years of work experience is balanced between the engineering and management consulting work she did in the first half of her career and her work as an analyst for the past 12 years. The combination of technical and business expertise positions prepared her well to work with business leaders to identify new opportunities offered by mobile technology and to develop strategies to engage with consumers on mobile devices. She has worked with hundreds of clients across retail, travel, banking, insurance, CPG, healthcare, retail, and more to advise and guide the development of their mobile strategies.

Julie's research and analysis have been widely cited in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, RCR Wireless, and The Onion and on CBS, NBC, and PBS.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to becoming an analyst, Julie worked at a contextual services mobile startup in San Francisco and prior to that at Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Education

Julie holds a B.S.E.E. and a Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Get Mobile Insurance Strategy Right By Designing For Customers' Mobile Moments

    Strategic Plan: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    Mobile strategies fail when firms fail to understand evolving customer expectations or outline clear business objectives. eBusiness and channel strategy executives at insurance companies should...

    • Downloads: 911
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Your Customers Will Not Download Your App

    Develop A Strategy To Borrow Mobile Moments And Engage Your Customers Effectively — Where They Already Are

    Few eBusiness professionals will see the majority of their customers download their app, nor will they own enough mobile moments to win, serve, and retain their customers effectively. Most apps...

    • Downloads: 318
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Truth About Showrooming

    Many US Customers Buy Elsewhere After Checking Prices In-Aisle

    Showrooming — the act of checking prices on a mobile device in a store and then purchasing at another retailer —has been feared by retailers as a behavior that will lead to the demise of...

    • Downloads: 289
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Choose The Right Mobile Insurance Solution

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    Technology decisions will make or break even the best mobile strategy. In their haste to show mobile progress, many insurance digital teams have rushed to get mobile apps into iTunes and Google Play...

    • Downloads: 169
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Digital Business Transformation: Lessons From The Pros

    Tips And Techniques On How To Manage Digital Business Transformation In Your Organization

    Digital business means large scale disruption and transformation for many firms. eBusiness executives at the helm of a digital transformation must plan and execute significant organizational change...

    • Downloads: 287
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Good Alone, Better Together: Integrating Chat And Virtual Agents

    Creating Seamless Customer Service Interactions Is Key To Meeting Customer Expectations

    Increasingly, organizations are turning to live chat and virtual agent tools in order to keep pace with the ever-demanding consumer. And for good reason: the ability to scale immediate, contextual...

    • Downloads: 230
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Mobile Insurance Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    Mobile is now serious business for digital insurance teams, and it's rare to find an insurer that doesn't offer at least one mobile service to help customers research, buy, and service their...

    • Downloads: 846
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 Canadian Online Banking Functionality Benchmark

    CIBC Leads With A Redesigned Home Page And New Features, But All Of The Big Five Banks Offer Extensive Secure Site Functionality

    Despite the growth of mobile and tablet banking over the past few years, online banking continues to be widely used in Canada, with over three-quarters of Canadian online adults using online banking...

    • Downloads: 195
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Saving The Payer Role In Population Health Management

    Following the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, the US healthcare market is seeing a shift from traditional payer-based care management to provider-driven population health management (PHM)....

    • Downloads: 142
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2015 US Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    There Is No Clear Leader In US Mobile Banking

    For eBusiness and channel strategy leaders at banks, success in mobile banking is a moving target: Customers' needs and behaviors are constantly changing, while their expectations keep rising. We...

    • Downloads: 330
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Assemble The Right Digital Money Management Team

    Organization: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    As digital money management evolves from being a feature of digital banking to the core functionality of many mobile and online services, digital banking executives need to organize a...

    • Downloads: 170
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Digital Financial Innovation Requires Matchmaking

    Partner To Generate And Execute Ideas Faster

    To develop and deliver digital innovations, eBusiness and channel strategy executives at financial firms need ideas, data, technology, software development skills, design experience, and change...

    • Downloads: 181
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Making The Case To Go Global

    Business Case: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    If you're contemplating how to take your organization global, you're not alone. A growing number of eCommerce leaders are looking to extend their businesses into new markets — and struggling to...

    • Downloads: 89
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 UK Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    Barclays Tops Our Review Of UK Banks' Mobile Services

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the retail mobile banking services of the seven largest retail banks and building societies in the UK on more than 35...

    • Downloads: 262
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Prioritizing Online Access To In-Store Inventory

    Retailers Stand To Gain From Online Visibility Into In-Store Inventory And Buy Online/Pick Up In-Store Capabilities

    Multichannel retailers have made unprecedented investments in enabling omnichannel services. Giving customers the ability to view, reserve, and buy in-store inventory through the online channel for...

    • Downloads: 293
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Key Technology Themes For Digital Retailers

    NRF's Big Show Highlights A New Generation Of Solutions Offering Customer-Centric And Data-Based Insights

    The rules of engagement between retailers and customers are changing. Recognizing the serious challenge they face, eBusiness professionals often turn to solution providers that specialize in...

    • Downloads: 225
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2015 Canadian Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    CIBC And Scotiabank Lead With Enhancements To Account Management Tools, Service Features, And Marketing

    Competition in the Canadian mobile banking space is heating up: All of the big five banks have rolled out new features and tools in the past year, while some like TD Canada Trust have launched...

    • Downloads: 170
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Three Process Hacks To Speed Digital Delivery

    Implement Tactical Changes To Accelerate Customer-Centric Innovation In Your Firm

    For most firms, digital transformation is a major undertaking, and one that even the savviest of eBusiness professionals can't scope, design, and deliver in one big bang. The cultural and...

    • Downloads: 104
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Pick The Right Digital Money Management Technologies

    Tools And Technology: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    For eBusiness executives at retail banks and wealth management firms worldwide who are either launching digital money management for the first time or want to improve an existing offering, choosing...

    • Downloads: 201
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2015: North American Digital Banking

    eBusiness Execs Must Help Their Firms Uncover The Digital Opportunity

    Better economic conditions and an easing of the regulatory onslaught faced in the past few years means that US and Canadian banks are once again prioritizing top-line growth in 2015. Less focus on...

    • Downloads: 447
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Four Best Practices From National Health Insurance E-Brokers

    Online Aggregators Offer Superior Online Experiences To Health Plans, From Discovery To The Shopping Cart

    Online aggregators Expedia and Orbitz disrupted the travel industry by offering one-stop shopping convenience, but three national e-brokers, eHealth, GetInsured, and GoHealth, have been quietly doing...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Improve Mobile Moment Design With iOS 8

    Introducing The Top Ten Ways To Leverage Apple's New Tech

    The release of iOS 8 along with Apple's iPhone 6 series offers eBusiness professionals new opportunities to win, serve, and retain customers in their mobile moments by breaking down the walls between...

    • Downloads: 208
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: How Machine Translation Can Help Fulfill eCommerce Translation Needs

    Technology Advancements Mean Machine Translation Has Earned A Second Chance

    eBusiness leaders are looking to global markets to find new revenue opportunities. However, global businesses face a variety of challenges in building and operating successful international websites....

    • Downloads: 50
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Follow Best Practices To Encourage Digital Money Management Use

    Processes: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    Digital money management, often referred to as personal financial management (PFM), has not seen the adoption many digital banking executives had hoped for. This report looks at how eBusiness and...

    • Downloads: 812
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 Canadian Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    The Big Five Canadian Banks Have Improved Their Mobile Offerings

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the mobile banking offerings of the five largest retail banks in Canada across more than 35 criteria. This report is...

    • Downloads: 339